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Dec 2017 Edtn 85 JCC Newsletter

December 4, 2017 Newsletters No Comments

Newsletter Out Monday 4th December

As the Festive season begins to gather momentum we pause for a moment to consider Preventing Financial Pressure at Christmas.

It’s easy to get carried away spending at Christmas, however we are suggesting that in the flurry of preparations and parties we all stop, reflect and consider a few pointers to clarify our Christmas shopping to help prevent financial pressure. Our newsletter shares 6 simple pause buttons.

Christmas is a time of celebration, you don’t want it to be a time when you set yourself up with money headaches for next year.

Our December newsletter launches:

“Consumer Action is a Powerful Force”

It’s time to recognise that the Jersey consumer is a powerful force that is coming to the fore, have you joined this wave of change?

Interestingly the vast majority of online consumers are more than happy to vote with a click of their finger if dissatisfied.  It would seem that Jersey consumers are now prepared to vote with their feet when in retail shops and gaining a similar experience on price or service.

Our festive issue showcases the simple toolkit to support you in your purchasing routine.

A Real Mixed ‘Fruit’ Festive Cake Tasting

Mince Pies in 2015, Christmas Puddings 2016 and for 2017 we put the ‘Iced Fruit Bar’ to the blind tasting test.

lovely rich spice and alcohol aroma’

‘almond taste throughout’

‘a little dry and crumbly’


‘high fruit comment’

’loved the cherries’

‘not much marzipan’

Will you agree with our blind taste testing?

This edition also questions Meal Deals and what’s in the deal?

Meal deals are designed to offer a quick way to grab a full lunch with a main, a snack and a drink. However, there must be an art to understanding the offerings. Are you a meal deal expert or are the deals baffling to you too?

We have an exciting range of lunchtime talks on offer – from staying injury free on the ski slopes to wills, inheritance, scams, pensions & the new Lasting Powers of Attorney and Advance Decision Making Law …

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